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Halo Wars looks Sublime.Can't wait for to play see the latest build of this game in motion.Roll on E3.
That is looking good. Gosh, RTSs feel sooooooo good and this one looks like it'll be a good one.
Can't believe the way this game is shaping up it looks fantastic I'm going to pick it up. love the dynamic camera the detail is impressive even zoomed in the quality of the detail holds up to a AAA quality looking standard game when it comes to non-RTS views or camera styles. The art is grittier more earth tone and or grounded with Halo's traditional flare still intacted, Peter J. take note you too Bungie.
This game is looking so damn good wow! I can't wait for this.
Just a question does anyone know if the the flood will be making an appearence in this? Because i prefer the Covenant, the flood suck.
Halo Wars is set before Halo C.E where the Flood are first discovered on Halo. Make of that what you will. I think they will probably make an appearance somehow as the third faction.
the game takes place on harvest, a human farm planet, that gets partially glassed causing part of the planet to go into a ice age like setting. the planet is a "shield" planet. While there is no news on flood in the game, multiplayer will have a game-type which requires players to take forerunner bases and use them to manufacture sentinels to use against the enemy. While i don't quite like the flood, i think they would be an interesting addition. similar to the zerg in starcraft.
I gotta admit it, it look good. As RTS fan, this intrigues me.
this is game is sure gonna be great exculsively for the ps3!!!!
LOL...straight out of my book...bubbles.
do i detect a hint of sarcasim or are you just bored or something?
and is halo 3 coming out on pc?
Halo Wars is a console exclusive as is the awesome EndWar and Civ Revolution. :P
It might and might not come out on the PC it all depends on what Ensemble wants to do with it and if they get someone to publish it on PC. Its very likely that Microsoft or EA might publish it on the PC if it comes to it. I hope it comes to PC as well. Console RTS game is just not right and its not where RTS belongs if you ask me.
The devs have specifically stated that this will not come out for PC ever. Interesting to note also that the original Halo started out as a RTS and then was scrapped in favor of the FPS we all know and love. Bungie is working hand in hand with these guys to make sure this game kicks @ss.
But is it me, or is the name _Halo_ just leaving a "meh" taste in your mouth?
It is you
Is definetely you.
It's not just you. Halo was great on the console back in the day but now it is just another shooter. For some, the game is still god but there are those of us that like games in general and have no special place in our hearts set aside for just another shooter. Now with it going RTS, I have less space in my heart for it. I don't mind some of them but they are just not my cup of tea.
i personally think halo is going in a better direction with this one.
Its good to see them taking the series in a new direction instead of just keeping it a Fps. I'd imagine this game would be pretty fun to.
This game looks even worse than the original Halo shooter games. It looks like Bungie is further cementing themselves as one of the most mediocre, and overhyped production studios in the gaming industry. Overall, Halo is actually complete garbage and has not done anything for the industry. When it comes to shooters, Dark Sniper knows for sure he can turn to PLAYSTATION®3 exclusives such as Resistance 2 and Killzone 2. NCSoft will be there to supply him with his RTS and MMORPG needs. With Xbox 360 at 19 mln and PS3 catching up rapidly at 17.5 mln, it's only a matter of time where the industry can officially confirm that gamers have jumped out to play b3yond. Dark Sniper is grateful that this garbage will never touch his platform. $niper
There is an abundance of pink in that game!!!!.....this looks more like the Hello Kitty Wars!! hahahaha so badass!!
You don't even know who is making Halo Wars or what it is do you? They made Age of Empires, I'm sure you've heard of it considering the PS3 has so "many" RTS games! Ensemble Studios are a great developer, Bungie have little involvement in Halo Wars development. Halo actually innovated in the Health system, every game uses it's shield style *stop and recover* these days. It also proved that all the Solid FPS titles didn't exist on the PC alone. But you sound like everything non PS3 is a germ, so you probably haven't played one level of Halo to know, shame!
How does it feel to be an ignorant fool owned by Shroomy®, DarkSniper? EDIT: btw Bungie has also redefined the online experience with Halo 2 and Halo 3. No other game comes close to their online superiority and ease of use.
.....and you're in this thread why exactly?
enjoy waiting for them games you ps3 owners love to wait how was your mgs4 movie didnt last long did it and i thought it would kill xbox360 haha it didnt sell well in the uk i think they will bring it over to the 360 as 360 owners buy more then one game a year.ps how was your halo killer haze the true power of the cell the rest of the power of the cell went into the s l o w pooray player
Damn, I just looked on Wikipedia and the release date for Halo Wars is December 2009, Jesus Christ.
This game looks so good. Cant wait.
Matching the CGI probably will pass it.
this easily looks better than any game on PS3, and it's a dumb RTS! 360 is THAT good.
is it just me or does the graphics of this game look alot better than halo3 >?
Maybe because your scaled back...different camera angle. Halo 3 looks better. **Although some shots look really nice.
Anything looks better than Halo 3 when it comes to jaggies, well mostly! From the gameplay I saw last year Halo Wars looks to shaping up nicely, I'm not exactly keen on RTS's on a console but C&C3 was only slower than PC not exactly akward, graphics look amazing for an RTS!
But what's more exciting is how great the gameplay is sounding.Halo Wars looks to be more immediate and thrilling than what i have come to expect from RTS - this could mark a change in how games of this type are executed, a whole new breed in fact
I like RTS games, looks good, If it ever comes out on the PC i'll pick it up.
Yes thats what i first thought to, thanks for the heads up =) bubbles
I hope Bungie gives the green light to Ensemble Studios to tweak and improve the story. This is their chance to add some substance to the HALO franchise. I just can't get around the issue of playing an RPG in a console though, with no K&M support. we'll see...
I don't want this game to be Sub-Par, since they can look at all the others and IMPROVE on the GAMEPLAY. Looking good so far but I hope the gameplay is sweet like a Red Alert or Star Craft. I know Ensemble is no slouch but do this sh^ t right. Ok GO CELTICS!!!!
The game looks very good, but (opinion) RTSs don't really seem like the type of game that many 360 (or either console) owners would get into. In other words, even if its an excellent game, I feel it will not sell very well unless it is also released on PC.
....Another drink to that thank you...
dude i hate the celtics!! its alright though, kobe still is best!
KOBE can continue to be 2nd-best till next season. I'm sure there is some great golfing/fishing spots in Cali.
more awesome genres for 360. RTS is COVERED. this game could never run on a downgraded PS3.
First and foremost let me congratulate who ever posted this article for managing to get something on here thats not MGS4 (this site is making me start to really dislike that game). More importnantly, this game is shaping up to be looking nice, the attention to detail is amazing if the contols work well then is a must have for me
RTS engines tend to be used for FPS games at some point. I wouldn't be suprised to find this engine behind some future FPS.
I can just envision Sony execs peeing their pants right now when they release that later this year Halo wars and Gears of War 2 will possibly released within a month of each other both with their requisite massive ad campaigns. Both franchises also have upcoming movies, too. I also bet they live in eternal fear of Halo wars becoming the console equivalent of Starcraft.
But you are being sarcastic... right?
Just wait 'til holiday season.
What you say when you think that Sony will be shaking in their boots upon the release of Halo Wars? I know it's Halo but it also an RTS and not all FPS fans like RTS's. I for one bought Halo 3 but won't be buying HW. What is it about one game that would make any other corporation scared?
What I'm saying is that the hype will sell this game alone. People just buy games because they're Halo like they buy Harry Potter books or Pokemon. It has a campaign that furthers the Halo story so people will want to know what happens. Even if they're not big RTS fans they will buy this game. And if it's a top-notch RTS then it could possibly become the console equivalent of Starcraft because no one has really tried a big budget RTS built exclusively for a console. Gears of War 2 will also be huge. They've completely overhauled the Unreal engine for this game and it will be the first game to demonstrate the new Unreal engine's power. Bear in mind that the "old" Unreal Engine is still no slouch. Resistance 2 (which graphically doesn't look remarkable so far) will have some stiff competition this holiday season and could get overshadowed.
Rather take some colour over BLOOOM/BROWN AND GREY SHOOTAN.
this rocks ! makes ea's rts games look so bad !
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